Friday, June 15, 2007

Sharing ideas for modest summer fashions

Following the suggestion of Tracy, Anna Naomi and several other ladies, I'm going to share a couple of photos of me in my current typical summer dress. These are just simple photos in my everyday clothes. All of these are made from cotton and all the skirts are ankle-length. The picture where you can see me crocheting was actually posted on my blog a while ago, but I'm sure not all of you saw that, so I'm posting it again.

If some of you ladies feel like sharing as well, I would absolutely love to see pictures of you and perhaps glean some ideas for modest, pretty, feminine and comfortable attire during the summer! Let me know so I can link to your blog. If you want to share pictures but don't have a blog, email me and I will post them here.

Also, don't miss another excellent post on Emily's blog: "Why dress modestly? Part 2"





















































19 comments:

Tracy said...

Anna,
I've not used a mr Linky, but it looks pretty simple.

Here is a link
http://www.blenza.com/wptest/

look to the left on blogroll and click on Mr Linky/main

You can register there. It's free as far as I can see.

Tracy said...

Oh, to see an example, go to my blog, and click on Kelli's name in today's post. She uses one every week.

Anna S said...

Thanks, Tracy!

melian said...

Where do you get your skirts, or do you make them? I really need to get better at sewing, but in the meantime I find it difficult to get affordable modest skirts. I have some, but would love to get more. I have to choose clothing that I can wear in an office environment, which makes it more difficult.

Anna Naomi said...

Great outfits! They're beautiful! Oh - and your hair is absolutely gorgeous!!

Thanks for sharing!

Coffee Wife said...

If only women could see how beautiful the female body is when you don't have it all hanging out!

Mrs. U said...

Hi Anna!!
You look very pretty and feminine in your outfits!! I like the way you've put your outfits together. :)

Thank you for sharing this!! This will definitely be a blessing to many, I am sure!

His,
Mrs. U

Anonymous said...

Anna, your outfits are lovely. Very comfortable looking. I especially like the crinkle-type skirts (the last two photos). Maybe some of your readers who are giving some thought to trying skirts will be inspired by how comfy & natural you look wearing yours!!

Brenda

PandaBean said...

I love your pictures! Your hair is very lovely, too! I'm trying to re-grow out my hair. 6-7 years ago it reached well past my waist line, but I never took care of it, so I donated it in 3 batches, 12 inches at a time, until it got really short. Now I've got my baby girl to think about and the best way for her to learn about being the woman I would like to see her become is by my good example, so I'm waiting for my hair to grow and I'm trying to get more skirts to wear instead of rotating thru' the four I have and some nice dresses too.

Lean Not said...

You have beautiful long hair.

magda said...

you look so pretty and feminine! can i ask for some advice? if i wear both long sleeves and a long skirt, my husband says, "why are you dressed like my grandmother?" i am having trouble being both a properly submissive wife AND a properly dressed lady. as in, he wants me to wear halter tops.

Anna S said...

Melian,

I can't sew anything serious yet (I only know a few hand stitches), but I'm definitely going to learn as soon as we move and get the sewing machine fixed. So far, I get my skirts in a small store right across the street. It doesn't even have a name, but it sells modest clothes :P When we move, I won't have access to this store anymore, so I should definitely start sewing.

Magda,

When switching to modest dress, many women worry they will never wear anything fashionable again. But it definitely doesn't have to be like that. You can check out for example the Christa Taylor link on the right side of my blog. While I can't say I would wear everything they have to offer, many of their outfits combine both long skirts and long sleeves and look very trendy! And by all means, talk to your husband and see what sort of attire would please him without you having to compromise your standards of modesty.

Ladies, thank you for all the compliments *blushes*. Now your turn! :)

Sheri said...

Anna, thank you so much for sharing your lovely, modest attire! It was so fun to see and learn from your choices... Yes, I ditto what the others ladies have said and you look beautiful my dear sister in the Lord! I especially like the bright colored skirts and the jean skirt.

You are a wonderful example of "living modestly."

Perennial Pioneer said...

I like your photos! I like to make my own, which is fun! I am thinking about making a catalog of modest clothing, for young ladies, who need them, at an affordable price, or the patterns. I want to study fashion, and become the christian fashion guru.:) Ambicious, you say? Well, I would like to make a big plunge for our family, and the people of God.:) Am I being pridefull?
Clothed in Righteousness!
Perennial Pioneer

Anna S said...

Laura,

I think it's up to us, young ladies who want to be dressed modestly AND fashionably, to show it can and should be done. Sure, I'd rather be Miss Frumpy than dressed immodestly, but it definitely doesn't have to be this way :)

Buffy said...

Thanks for posting the photos. I love the picture of you crocheting. I don't think I've ever seen hair that long outside of paintings. Is that a giant ladybird next to you?

Anna S said...

Buffy,

Yes, that's my fluffy ladybird cushion :)

Haus Frau said...

In a morning rabbit-trail I found the most delightful blog that I'm sure you would enjoy, Anne. Plan on spending *a lot* of time as it draws a soul in to drink deeply. Seek out the eldest daughter's dress pictures - it may be something you'd be interested in copying. :o) Let me know what you think.

http://eyesofwonder.typepad.com/

LisaM said...

Isn't that interesting that you and I both posted on modest summer fashion at about the same time?

http://oldfashionedlady.blogspot.com/2007/06/dress-with-joy-this-swimwear-season.html